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August 29, 2012

A Women-Only City?

Both cultures get women wrong—but in completely different ways. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.


Recently on BreakPoint This Week, I spoke with sociologist Mark Regnerus about how the “sexual revolution” has cost women dearly by making sex cheap and men less willing to commit. When forces like pornography and contraception separate intimacy from family, men view women as objects instead of people to be loved. That’s our society’s sexual brokenness.

On the other extreme, the Saudi government announced this month that it plans to build a “women-only city.”

This radical segregation is supposed to help Saudi women who tend to be more educated but less employed. This way they can get jobs without violating the strict gender separation required by Islamic guidelines.

The sexual revolution told women to be like men. Islam sees women as less valuable than men. Christianity teaches that men and women are both valuable because they're made in the image and likeness of God. Equal, but different. For The Point, I’m John Stonestreet.

(Editor's note: The Huffington Post has since retracted part of its below report, stating that a mistake arose in translation. Apparently the new Saudi municipality will allow men, but will still reserve certain "sections and productions halls" for women.)

Further Reading

Saudi Arabia To Build Women-Only Industrial City
Huffington Post | August 08, 2012

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